News from HoCo Climate Change 

Help Plan Fracking/Cove Point Town Hall
Monday, Sept. 23
7 p.m.

at Betsy’s house.
 or call

ClimateHoward blog by Elisabeth Hoffman 
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Upcoming Circles

Change by Degrees: Addressing the
Climate Challenge
Fall 2013

More info here
Book Discussion Circles

State of the World 2013:
“Is Sustainability Still Possible?”
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Group discussion held online
More info here

 Steering Committee

Tuesday, Sept. 24
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Online petition

Tell Gov O'Malley:
Get the facts on fracking  

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Sponsored Events

Draw the Line:
Stop Keystone XL
Saturday, Sept. 21, noon
Intersection of Little Patuxent
and Broken Land parkways.
Maryland has a choice: Move toward renewable energy OR intensify the use of fossil fuels, particularly fracked natural gas, with its pipelines, compressor stations and a planned LNG export facility at Cove Point. Our banners will say "Wake up to Climate Change,"   "Draw the Line on KXL" and "Draw the Line on Cove Point." Feel free to make a sign. Details and sign-up here

Howard County Green Home Tour
Oct. 5 & 6. Details here.

See what others in Howard County are doing to live the “green” life, including active and passive solar, aquaponic gardens, geothermal systems, electric/hybrid vehicles, rain gardens, eco-friendly landscaping and use of recycled materials.
 The tour is FREE.  

Maryland Events

HoCo Climate Change members are planning to attend many of the events below. Email us at 
to join Howard County carpools.

Bidder 70 
Monday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
New Deal Café, Greenbelt 
BIDDER 70 is about Tim DeChristopher, who was jailed for 2 years for civil disobedience that derailed a federal oil and gas land sale. Info here.
Climate Reality Presentation
Monday, Sept. 23, noon at Univ of MD College Park by Sara Via- Info here.

Tracing the Oil Road
Tuesday, Sept. 24 , 6:30 p.m.
Red Emma's in Baltimore:
Tracing the Oil Road: Global Lessons and Bioregional Resistance
including in the Chesapeake area.



DC Events

 Bill McKibben will talk about his new book
"Oil and Honey:
The Education of an Unlikely Activist." 

 Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
 Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW.  Info here.

Green Festival 2013
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. &
Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 DC Convention Center
Check our website frequently
for additional local events.


Save the Date

 50+ Expo
Friday, Oct. 18, Wilde Lake H.S.
Sign up to help us at our table. 

Earth Forum
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 - 4:30 p.m. 
First Presbyterian Church,  9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. Details here.

Climate Reality Presentation 
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.- Howard County Conservancy. Get details here.
Email for presentations in September -

Your Health and Our Changing Climate
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon

Howard Community College
Speakers include Drs. Cindy Parker
and Steve Shapiro, 
authors of Climate Chaos: 
Your Health at Risk; What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Register here.



Shale Gas Outrage
Sept. 24-26, Philadelphia
While the gas industry meets, we'll be protesting, donating water to affected communities and attending a conference.
Details here


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